[USN-2172-1] CUPS vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Apr 24 15:50:20 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2172-1
April 24, 2014

cups vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description:
- cups: Common UNIX Printing System(tm)


Alex Korobkin discovered that the CUPS web interface incorrectly protected
against cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. If an authenticated user were
tricked into visiting a malicious website while logged into CUPS, a remote
attacker could modify the CUPS configuration and possibly steal
confidential data.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 13.10:
  cups                            1.7.0~rc1-0ubuntu5.3

Ubuntu 12.10:
  cups                            1.6.1-0ubuntu11.6

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  cups                            1.5.3-0ubuntu8.2

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  cups                            1.4.3-1ubuntu1.11

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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